Maybe I have spent too many hours watching documentaries and drinking in David Attenborough's animal encounters set within remote and testing locations.
In Africa, I met with at least one of the prides of lions that starred in the wilds of Kenya in the BBC'S 'Big Cat Diaries'.
I have walked upon the same ground as Meryl Streep and Robert Redford in the making of 'Out of Africa' at Olonana in the Masai Mara, Kenya, where the burial scene and hair-washing scenes were shot.
None of these adjuncts to my own adventures were planned. They just materialized as things do when one travels.
Planned adventures included visiting Karen Blixen's homes in both Nairobi and Denmark and exploring as many places as possible associated with Charles Darwin
However, these days, with the help of TripAdvisor, I like to do even more pre travel research, especially when I am travelling alone. I investigate food options available "on location".
Along with animals, history and archeology, I also love food. I especially adore good seafood.
This led me to discover rave reviews about a Japanese Restaurant, Izakana, on Easter Island.
Now Easter Island is not a big place. It is one of the world's most remote travel destinations. It boasts only one major town, one post office and pretty unreliable internet access by today's standards. You can apparently cover all of its major archeological sites in four days. However, one thing Easter Island has, along with those famous and mysterious stone heads, is some of the most pristine waters in the world for seafood. Where there is exceptional seafood, there often follows Japanese restaurants, even somewhere as remote as Easter Island.
Of course I have already made a booking..... and yes, a friend did say, "its a very long way to go for Japanese"!